Cranberry hibiscus growing shrub‎ of the genus Hibiscus and also known as Rosemallow, Cranberry hibiscus evergreen perennial plant in cold climate become annual plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone: 9+ (as perennial) 5-8 (as annual).

Cranberry hibiscus leaves

Leaves are arranged in lobes 3-5, in shadow the leaves are green in full sun become purple-bourdeaux, leaves delineate in the edges. The leaves are edible tart to sour it contain oxalic acid, buds are also edible and slightly sour and can be used for beverage,

Flower color pink-purple with 5 petals

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Requirements for Cranberry hibiscus growing and care:

Humid, moist soil, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Recommended planting season?
Spring (as annual), spring to autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs

When is the best time to prune a Cranberry hibiscus shrub?
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead flower and week branches

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 2-5 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Pink-purple flower with 5 petals

Thinning the bloom:
Possible to thinning better for the leaves

Pollination is done by:
Bees / fly/ butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Next to the stems or all the stems

Information about leaves:
Leaves are arranged in lobes 3-5, in shadow the leaves are green in full sun become purple-bourdeaux, leaves delineate in the edges. The leaves are edible tart to sour it contain oxalic acid, buds are also edible and slightly sour and can be used for beverage

Uses of Cranberry hibiscus leaves:
Cooked, stir fry

Scientific name:

Hibiscus acetosella

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